DataMotion Blog

August 26, 2014

Email – Privacy, Security and Accountability

Email and clinical medicine have historically been kept apart. Privacy, security and accountability have all been in question when regular email is used to communicate clinical information. In 2008, the federal government made a very interesting statement about this when they said, “The Privacy Rule allows covered health…Read More »

July 24, 2014

HISPs – Three Important Things to Look For

Choosing a HISP (Health Information Service Provider) is an important decision for any practice. The HISP you choose will provide Direct Secure Messaging and handle certificates and identity validation for your practice. HISPs play a significant role in allowing healthcare organizations to operate and experience continued …Read More »

July 16, 2014

How One Customer Found Meaningful Use Stage 2 Success

Cumberland Medical Center is a 189-bed community hospital with over 800 employees, and an active participant in community health information exchange through etHIN, the East Tennessee Health Information Network. In order to receive incentive payments under Meaningful Use Stage 2, they had specific requirements that had to …Read More »

July 9, 2014

HIPAA/HITECH Update: Covered Entity vs. Business Associate

In 2009, Subtitle D of the HITECH Act updated HIPAA in ways that affect thousands of businesses, many of which don’t even realize they’re now subject to HIPAA regulations. As of September 2013, anyone with any level of exposure to protected health information (PHI), even if they’ve never been near a hospital or a pat…Read More »

June 17, 2014

Three Areas to Prepare For A HIPAA Compliance Audit

Guest Blog By: Robert Grant Chief Strategy Officer Compliancy Group When The Department of Health and Human Services Office For Civil Rights comes knocking and it’s time for a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance audit, it is important to be properly prepared. These audits typically take…Read More »

May 13, 2014

Meaningful Use Challenges: the Small Practitioner

As part of the HITECH incentives to accelerate the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), eligible physician’s EHR systems must meet the Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2) final rule. This includes supporting the interfaces needed to transmit 10 percent of their “transitions of care” documents electronically. Yet, m…Read More »

April 15, 2014

Three Important Things to Look for in a HISP

Health Information Service Providers (HISPs) provide secure messaging and handle certificates and identity validation, and they will play a significant role in allowing healthcare companies to operate and grow in today’s privacy-focused landscape. As Andy Nieto, Health IT Strategist at DataMotion explains, there are thre…Read More »

April 8, 2014

A Prescription for Secure Physician Communications

Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2) requires physicians to use the Direct Project to securely exchange health information over the Internet. The goal is to create a standards-based approach to communication that facilitates interoperability and collaboration among providers. That means identifying the underlying secure messaging …Read More »

March 5, 2014

Getting Paid for Sharing PHI

Since joining DataMotion this past December, I’ve been particularly fascinated with our DataMotionDirect service, and accreditation as a Health Information Service Provider (HISP). During the dark economic days back in 2009, I distinctly recall reading about the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical He…Read More »

February 5, 2014

Meaningful Use Delay and Other Unfinished Business: What will the New Year bring?

For the healthcare world, 2013 brought the Omnibus Rule, providing clarity (for better or worse) regarding HIPAA applicability to Business Associates (and Subcontractors), breach notification, and a legion of other issues. Given the history of timeliness of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in implementing vari…Read More »